by James Tilley
Assured shorthold tenancy
The tenancy agreement that you are most likely to be given is called an Assured Shorthold Tenancy. This contract is a fixed term contract, you can ask for a clause to be put in the contract (break clause) which will allow you to give notice to end the tenancy early.Take time to read through the Tenancy Agreement before you commit yourself.
A Licence is a permission to occupy a room in a resident landlords flat/house provided the landlord shares common facilities i.e. bathroom, kitchen and lounge. The length of the Licence Agreement is to be mutually agreed between both the landlord and the tenant. To terminate the licence, reasonable notice must be given by both parties.